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Quantitative genetics, genomics and plant breeding.

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This book contains 20 chapters, divided into two sections: (i) Quantitative Genetics: Plant Breeding, Bioinformatics, Genome Editing and G×E Interaction (Chapters 2-12) and (ii) Intersection of Breeding, Genetics and Genomics: Crop Examples (Chapter 13-20). Section 1 emphasizes the application of genomics, and genome and epigenome editing techniques, in plant breeding, bioinformatics, quantitative...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Vignettes of the history of genetics.

This chapter enumerates historical developments in genetics up to the 21st century, starting from Mendelism, the rise of Drosophila and cytogenetics to mutation, non-nuclear inheritance, pleiotropy and transformation. The future of genetics is mentioned, indicating that the role of quantitative genetics and genomics in basic biology and applied sciences, including crop improvement, will increase greatly in the 21st century.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Food and health: the role of plant breeding. Author(s): Ceccarelli, S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) The importance of plant pan-genomes in breeding. Author(s): Tirnaz, S. Edwards, D. Batley, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 33) Genome editing technologies for crop improvement. Author(s): Pillay, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 44) Epigenome editing in crop improvement. Author(s): Miglani, G. S. Singh, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 71) Bioinformatics and plant breeding. Author(s): Anderson, R. Fernandez, C. T. Danilevicz, M. F. Edwards, D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 86) Bioinformatics approaches for pathway reconstruction in orphan crops - a new paradigm. Author(s): Evans, D. L. Joshi, S. V.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 124) Advances in QTL mapping and cloning. Author(s): Dharminder Bhatia Brar, D. S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 140) Genotype-environment interaction and stability analyses: an update. Author(s): Kang, M. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 162) Biplot analysis of multi-environment trial data. Author(s): Yan WeiKai Hunt, L. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 178) Design and analysis of multi-year field trials for annual crops. Author(s): Arief, V. N. DeLacy, I. H. Basford, K. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 194) Advances in the definition of adaptation strategies and yield-stability targets in plant breeding. Author(s): Annicchiarico, P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 213) Prediction with big data in the genomic and high-throughput phenotyping era: a case study with wheat data. Author(s): Pérez-Rodríguez, P. Burgueño, J. Montesinos-López, O. A. Singh, R. P. Juliana, P. Mondal, S. Crossa, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 227) Quantitative genetics in improving root and tuber crops. Author(s): Ceballos, H.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 243) Genomic selection in rice: empirical results and implications for breeding. Author(s): Ahmadi, N. Bartholomé, J. Tuong-Vi Cao Grenier, C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 259) Novel breeding approaches for developing climate-resilient rice. Author(s): Sandeep Chapagain Lovepreet Singh Subudhi, P. K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 276) Quantitative genetics, molecular techniques and agronomic performance of provitamin a maize in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Badu-Apraku, B. Fakorede, M. A. B. Talabi, A. O. Obeng-Bio, E. Tchala, S. G. N. Oyekale, S. A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 325) Developments in genomics relative to abiotic stress-tolerance breeding in maize during the past decade. Author(s): Labuschagne, M. T.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 338) Exploiting alien genetic variation for germplasm enhancement in Brassica oilseeds. Author(s): Mehak Gupta Banga, S. S.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 385) Biofortified pearl millet cultivars offer potential solution to tackle malnutrition in India. Author(s): Govindaraj, M. Virk, P. S. Anand Kanatti Binu Cherian Rai, K. N. Anderson, M. S. Pfeiffer, W. H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Missouri, 3005 Woodbine Ct, Columbia, MO 65203, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789240214
  • Record Number
  • 20203171988